KASSEL - K : GERMANY-BRD

*Location:

   Karlskirche (Prot.)
   Karlsplatz at Frankfurterstraße
   Kassel, Hessen, Germany
   LL: N 51.31168, E 9.49476
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*Carillonist:

   Wilhelm Ritter
   Wilhelmshöher Allee 192, E-34119 Kassel
   T: 0561/37189   F: 0561/37113
   E: w.ritter/@/carillon DOTde
   - and -
   Manfred Hahn
   - and -
   Josef Heger, Organist
   T: 0561/3 10 97 39

*Contact:

   Karlskirche
   Karlsplatz
   D-34117  Kassel
   T: 0561/10 26 36
   E: karlskirchekassel/@/t-online DOTde

*Schedule:

   Mon & Wed 1730-1800, Fri 1130-1200,
   Sun 0935-45

*Remarks:

   Original bells by F.W.Schilling,
   Heidelberg, with Dutch-standard keyboard
   of 3 octaves.  New European standard
   keyboard with first expansion by
   Karlsruher Glockengießerei Metz; second
   expansion by Otto, Buer/Neustadt.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up 10 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1989
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1989, the instrument was enlarged to 42 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
     In 1956, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       with bells made by Schilling   
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2014
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The DGV page about the carillon has a photo of the building.

A page about the carillon has photos, and links to another page about the playing mechanism.
The main page about the church has another photo of the building.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Schilling bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all German traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all German traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all German traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in Germany.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany:Hessen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 11-Jun-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/06/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/06/10
*Photos:

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